Anyone who has to deal with grants for the first time quickly becomes entangled in the enormous number of regulations. There are grant schemes for various themes at international, European, national and regional level.
Schemes come, change, are temporarily unavailable, are first come, first serve, go through the tender principle, or sometimes disappear altogether.
At Evers + Manders, we keep a close eye on all these developments. We like to take our clients by the hand to find their way through the forest of possibilities and take care of them from start to finish.
Energy and Climate
Nothing is more topical than energy, energy sources, energy transition and (the consequences for) the climate. For this reason alone, the large number of subsidy schemes in the field of energy and climate are not surprising. We have compiled a selection of the most important subsidy schemes for you.
- Top Sector Energy Programmes
- DEI – Demonstration Energy Innovation
- HER – Renewable Energy Regulation
- DPRA – Deltaprogramme Spatial Adaptation
- EIA, MIA and Vamil
- SDS – Sustainable Shipbuilding Grant Scheme
- MMIP – Multi Annual Mission Driven Innovation Programmes
- DKTI-Transport – Demonstration Climate Technology and Innovation – Transport
- Wadden Sea Fund
For all those who want to take the European Union and themselves a step forwards in a European context in terms of innovation, there is Horizon 2020. This programme focuses on research, development and innovation and supports the entire innovation chain with the aim of promoting innovation. Under this umbrella programme you will find a number of programmes that we would like to explain in more detail.
- European Research Council (ERC) funding schemes
- Fast Track to Innovation
- Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)
International innovation projects in a wide range of fields are supported through grant schemes, but support is also sometimes provided through the provision and receipt of credit. Examples are projects led by innovative and R&D-driven SME’s, which sometimes also look beyond regional boundaries. But also issues in sustainable urban development, relevant for the entire European Union, where solutions can be found and tried out can be supported. We have identified a number of important grant schemes in the field of innovation.
- Urban Innovative Actions
- Innovation credit
- MIT – Innovation stimulant for small and medium sized enterprises
NWO and ZonMw
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, funds excellent scientific research and research collaboration between universities and companies. NWO also provides personal funding to excellent researchers.
ZonMw stimulates health research and care innovation within the entire innovation cycle. This ranges from fundamental research to the implementation of new treatments, preventive interventions or improvements in the structure of healthcare.
NWO and ZonMw offer funding for research, such as labour costs for PhD students and postdocs, but also for consumables and equipment, for example. ZonMw also makes subsidies available to care and practice institutions.
- NWO-Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (National Science Agenda)
- NWO-Open Competition
- NWO-TTW Open Technologie Programma
- NWO-TTW Partnership
- NWO-TTW Perspectief
- NWO-Vernieuwingsimpuls (Innovation Impulse)
- NWO WOTRO-Urbanising Deltas of the World
Sustainable Development Goals
Various grant schemes can also be distinguished in the field of sustainable development. Examples are the Sustainable Water Fund, which aims to improve water safety and water security in developing countries. Or Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility with which the Dutch government wants to contribute to the achievement of various goals in the field of sustainable development in developing countries. Below you will find a selection of important subsidy schemes in the field of sustainable development.